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Google to launch BigTable as a web service?

sanderqd [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, April 5, 2008
11 years ago3,212 views

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TechCrunch reports rumors that Google will launch their database system BigTable to developers next week. It would be a service like Amazon's SimpleDB. Sounds cool – as far as I know, most of Google's own services are using it, so it must be very versatile.

sanderqd [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Also see:
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Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This will be an interesting move by Google. With the news of Google building more data centers around the world, it makes you wonder when they would open that up to use by third parties. If I could have the speed of Google with any site I built, that would be amazing!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

My money is on the NO, THEY AREN'T DOING IT side, at least not until they finished building those data centers.

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Good Service. Is this service compatible with mysql?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Hong : Mysql is one of the worst database software ever made ;)

I think BigTable will be interesting only for enterprises which handle millions of data. Facebook, Digg, Myspace, etc. People currently using Mysql, Postgresql, Oracle (not sure for this one) will not switch to BigTable.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

BigTable is not a relational database like MySQL, it's just like a big spreadsheet where you add records at the bottom. Without the complexity of a relational database, it's much more scalable and can be used for TB of data.


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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You can also explain BigTable just as an usual database, without any link/relation between the tables, isn't it?

sanderqd [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

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Today there will be another Campfire One. Last time, they announced OpenSocial, so they might announce something big again today.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

thread continues here:
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Interesting how Dave Winer forecasted this pretty much (thanks to a source he called "pig") but then also said it was only hypothetical...
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